Brazil’s Delete Institute is a rehab for internet addicts

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Internet addicts in Latin America can get a “detox” treatment at Instituto Delete in Brazil, a center focused on treating cellular and internet addictions. For many of us, our cell phone is an extension of our hand. Whether that’s healthy or not remains in how that affects our lives — but for many people, it’s the cause of arguments, conflicts and could even result in losing a job. The addiction is related to nomophobia, joining the words “no,” “mobile,” and “phobia,” to explain an irrational fear when you don’t have access to cellular connection. Instituto Delete was set up by the…

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